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President Obama official schedule and guidance, Feb. 22, 2011. To Cleveland

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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 21, 2011

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011

In the morning, the President will travel to Cleveland, Ohio. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport are open press.

In Cleveland, the President will convene a Winning the Future Forum on Small Business in association with Cleveland State University and northeast Ohio economic development organizations JumpStart and NorTech. In his State of the Union address, President Obama spoke of the need to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build our competitors in order to sustain our leadership and secure prosperity for all Americans. The Forum will be an opportunity for the President and his economic team to hear directly from small business owners and leaders about their ideas for how we can continue to grow the economy, put Americans back to work, and win the future. Cabinet members attending the event include Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, SBA Administrator Karen Mills and CEA Chair Austan Goolsbee. NEC Director Gene Sperling will also attend.

The President will deliver opening remarks at the Winning the Future Forum on Small Business at Cleveland State University. The President's remarks are open press.

The Winning the Future Forum on Small Business will include breakout sessions, including sessions on entrepreneurship, access to capital, workforce development, exports and clean energy. The President will attend a few of the breakout sessions. There will be limited travel pool coverage of these sessions.

Later, the President will deliver closing remarks at the Winning the Future Forum on Small Business at Cleveland State University. The President's remarks are open press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will return to Washington, DC. The departure from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and the arrival on the South Lawn are open press.

The President and the Vice President will then meet with Secretary of Defense Gates in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: CNN

Print: Daily Caller

Radio: AURN

Out-of-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: CNN

Print: McClatchy

Radio: FOX

EST

8:45AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

9:35AM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Andrews Air Force Base

South Lawn

Open Press (Pre-set 9:05AM - Final Gather 9:20AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

9:50AM THE PRESIDENT departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Cleveland, Ohio

Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Call Time 8:30AM - Virginia Gate, Andrews Air Force Base)

11:00AM THE PRESIDENT arrives in Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Open Press

11:35AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the opening session of the Winning the Future Forum on Small Business

Cleveland State University

Open Press

12:05PM THE PRESIDENT attends breakout sessions

Cleveland State University

Limited Travel Pool Coverage

1:55PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the closing session of the Winning the Future Forum on Small Business

Cleveland State University

Open Press

3:10PM THE PRESIDENT departs Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Open Press

4:20PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at Andrews Air Force Base

Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage

4:35PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

South Lawn

Open Press (Pre-set 4:05PM - Final Gather 4:20PM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

4:45PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of Defense Gates

Oval Office

Closed Press

Briefing Schedule

Press Secretary Jay Carney will gaggle aboard Air Force One

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